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KO-ED KOS Workshop - Introduction to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) by Aida Slavic

  • 25 Nov 2021
  • 6:30 PM
  • 9 Dec 2021
  • 8:00 PM
  • Zoom


What does the workshop cover?
The workshop provides an introduction to the UDC system, its nature, and its application in subject indexing. The focus of the workshop is on explaining the UDC's analytico-synthetic and faceted principles, and the ways these are applied in subject indexing and knowledge organization. The practical application of UDC and guided exercises will be an important element of this workshop and participants will be asked to allocate time for completing tasks in between online sessions.

Who will benefit?
This workshop will be principally of interest to those considering, planning or are about to start using UDC for information resource indexing. It may also benefit anyone who would like to learn more about the ways analytico-synthetic classifications covering knowledge as a whole are designed and how they function in organizing information. No prior knowledge of UDC or subject indexing is assumed.
A certificate will be issued for successful completion of the workshop.

Presenter: AIDA SLAVIC

The workshop takes place remotely:  online via Zoom, a closed online forum and via emails. It consists of three 90 min long sessions with a mix of theory and exercises. The sessions will not be recorded. The workshop forum will contain workshop materials and will enable online discussion, guided and supervised by the instructor. During the workshop participants will be introduced to and will have access to UDC English Online; standard and up-to date schedules of the UDC.  Further participant/instructor communication will take place via email. Prior to the workshop, registrants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire indicating their familiarity with UDC, knowledge areas that they would like to be covered by the exercises and their expectations.

The online sessions are scheduled from 6.30 to 8 pm (GMT) on successive Thursdays starting from 25 November 2021.

25 Nov 2021 - The nature of UDC, its structure, application and tools
02 Dec 2021 - How to use UDC? Subject analysis and content indexing using UDC
09 Dec 2021 - UDC application for complex, interdisciplinary subjects, textual and multimedia resources

Registration is open until 15 November 2021.
Places are limited to 16 participants.

NOTE: cancellations will be accepted up to 5 days prior to the first session. 15% of the fee will be retained by ISKO UK to cover administrative costs.

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